The Gap Course
Bridging the Gap to the industry – your path to Hollywood
Working on the premise “The art of acting is in some ways the most exacting art of all, and without constant schooling, the actor will stop halfway.” (Peter Brook)
Ask anyone in Hollywood and they’ll tell you it takes years of work to get there. Unless properly coached, trained and prepared, aspiring actors can spend their lives in temporary employment waiting for their ‘big break’. The Gap year-course has been created to bridge the gap into the industry. It includes:
- Expert training in stage, screen and musical theatre skills.
- Performance opportunities and real feedback.
- Range of styles, for all types of acting roles.
- Opportunities to consult with industry professionals & attend industry events.
Rest assured, this is not a course for people looking to waste time. If you are serious about your craft, there is only one place to go: The Actors’ Hub. Sign up now.
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Join the Gap
The Gap provides the actor with industry relevant experience, relationships with existing industry professionals and career mentorship. Our approach is distinctive in that we are committed to ensuring our training is nurturing and supportive, which finds its way into the lessons as well as the environment.
The Gap is a 12-hour x 40-week program that includes several performance opportunities for students throughout the year. Entry is by audition and interview only and applicants must be over 17 years of age. Sign up now.
Self-recorded audition pieces
Sometimes it is difficult to attend auditions in person because of distance, family reasons or work restrictions. We are therefore giving you the opportunity to send in two self-recorded audition pieces and a personal statement to camera.
You may record on video or iPhone.
We will require:
- Two 2-minute contrasting scenes or monologues of your own choice. The choices need to reflect your own age range and be about something to which you can relate. If it is a scene, then have someone reading for you off camera but near enough to be heard. You may sit or stand, depending on the demands of the scene. Do not let the constraints of the camera stop strong choices or stop you from any movement. Shot needs to cover top of head to waist.
- A 2-minute personal statement talking about your acting/performance background and experience, and why you want to do the Gap.
- At the start of the video, introduce yourself direct to camera (your name, your age and from where you come). This needs to be a full-length shot (head to foot.)
Your audition video should be sent (via a Vimeo link or similar) to email@example.com
2017 Gap Graduates
Nicholas has always had a deep admiration for the performing arts, but his passion ourished when he was accepted into the Gap course at the Actors’ Hub in 2014. Since then Nicholas has been honing his craft and involved himself in numerous productions such as Feathers in the Snow (2014), A Little Rain Must Fall (2015), Macbeth (2016), The Brick and the Rose (2016), Know Your Enemy (2017), Pool (No Water) (2017) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017), also training with international teachers such as Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson. Nicholas hopes to continue his association with the Actors’ Hub in 2018 as he takes his next steps towards the industry as a professional actor.
Andrew’s passion for acting began in his nal year of high school where he played Thomas Klopper in The Book of Everything. In 2013 he commenced his training at the Hub. He performed in Conversations at the Fringe Festival, played the Cat in The Hat in Seussical the Musical, and multiple roles in A Little Rain Must Fall. In 2016, while completing his Gap 2 training, he played Macduff in Macbeth and Johnny Blue Eyes in The Brick and The Rose. This year, in the Gap 3 program, he has extended his skill set working as a director, editor and working crew (as well as actor) on multiple productions and films League of Losers, Know Your Enemy, One Punch Wonder, Why?, Andrewcules and Pool (No Water). Beyond Gap 3, Andrew will be returning to the Fringe Festival in 2018 performing 4×4×4 with his Gap 3 colleagues.
Adam William started training with The Actors’ Hub in 2014. During his first three years he performed in Split, Tartuffe, What Lies Beneath, Not Me, Macbeth, The Brick and the Rose, and was in the film, I Like You a Lot, Love Lilah. Adam has spent 2017 getting ready for the industry, developing a one-man show Far from the Faraway Tree and working on 4x4x4, a collection of four shows: Know Your Enemy, Pool (No water), One Punch Wonder and Why?. He also was in the film adaptation of Know Your Enemy and directed A Touch of Perfection. During his time at the Hub, he has been lucky enough to work with Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson.
“Although I was the one in the ring, I won as part of a team” – Muhammad Ali
Christian’s acting career began with an interest in improving his oratory skills but soon took flight into a greater passion. In 2014, he enrolled at The Actors’ Hub where he had the opportunity to work on Jack in a Box. In 2015, he entered the Gap 1 course where he played multiple characters in Stories from Suburban Road. In Gap 2 in 2016, he was in productions such as Fractured, Macbeth, The Brick & The Rose. He worked with renowned U.S acting coaches Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson. In 2017, in Gap 3, he has been in a short film Know Your Enemy, a stage production of Know Your Enemy, and directed a short film League Of Losers. In 2018 Christian will be performing shows at the Fringe Festival in 4 productions: Know Your Enemy, One Punch Wonder, Pool (No Water) and Why? under the umbrella production 4x4x4.
Chris is a passionate and determined actor, who through his training at the Actors’ Hub has developed and challenged his craft, discovering what it means to be an actor in a time when so much truth is demanded in our industry. Since enrolling in the Actors’ Hub in 2016, Chris has worked with International acting coach Elizabeth Kemp and explored his training through monthly labs and performance opportunities such as How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Dancing with the Devil, Clinchfield, Fifty Words and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen” – Brené Brown
Makayla is relatively new to acting. She has been training at the Hub for 2 years, taking part in numerous productions both on stage and behind the scenes. Productions include How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Dancing with The Devil, Clinchfield, In The Name of The Rose ( film) and in her most recent production, she played Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Makayla is a passionate, driven actor who looks for the opportunity in every situation.
Bryce’s credits include Prisoner 4 in Aladdin, Fender in Hairspray, Joey Biltmore in Guys and Dolls, Warren Straub in This Is Our Youth, Robert in How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, Adam in Dancing With The Devil, Lonny Bailey in Clinchfield, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ninja Monk in In The Name of The Rose and several self-devised performances throughout 2017. He also appeared in Macbeth and worked special effects, tech and behind the scenes in Know Your Enemy and in In The Name of The Rose.
During her teen years, Sophia went to acting classes to improve her confidence, and she fell completely in love with acting. At Southern Edge Arts she learnt directing, writing and devising. During a sabbatical to Karratha she met international practitioners and one thing led to another and she started training at The Actors’ Hub. This year she has worked on 3 films: In The Name of The Rose, Know Your Enemy and League of Losers, 11 Labs and 3 productions: Dancing with The Devil, Clinchfield, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Where the mess is, that’s where my heart is. “ – David Rivard
Justin has been with The Actors’ Hub since 2014, where he has worked with acting coaches Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson, as well as obtaining a Certificate in Musical Theatre and a Diploma of Screen Acting from WAAPA. This year, Justin performed in stage productions of Dancing with the Devil, Clinchfield and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Justin intends to continue his final year with The Actors’ Hub with plans to work professionally in both the Australian and International industry.
“When you think you’ve reached the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on”
Kyle joined the Actors’ Hub in 2016 after previously studying a BA (Performance Studies) at Curtin University and at Stella Adler’s Studio of Acting in NYC. At the Hub, Kyle has worked with Lisa Robertson and Elizabeth Kemp and on productions such as How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Dancing with The Devil, Clinchfield, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, In The Name of The Rose and various others.
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” –Anne Lamott
Tyler has been acting since he was young but only really saw an opportunity to turn it into a career when he came to The Actors’ Hub. Since arriving at the Hub he’s performed in plays such as Macbeth, Dancing with the Devil and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He’s also performed in the short film In the Name of the Rose. Tyler has enjoyed every second of this year and is excited to continue his journey for the years to come.
Carlin is a bold, passionate, courageous actor. He aims to diversify stories in film and on stage globally, share and work in the craft. Carlin has completed Gap 1 and 2 of the Actors’ Hub program. He also studied under Elizabeth Kemp and Conrad LeBron. Carlin has performed in The Normal Heart as Ned Weeks, in How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Dancing with the Devil, Clinchfield , and as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He appeared in the films In the Name of the Rose and A Touch Of Perfection.
Ashana has just completed the Gap 2 course at The Actors’ Hub. She performed Sandra from Edward Allan Baker’s one-act play Dolores, which won The Actors’ Hub People’s Choice Award 2014 and was showcased at the Perth Fringe Festival last year. Ashana’s other credits include Cassandra (Clinchfield) Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Mrs Mayor (Suessical, the Musical) Elmire (Tartuffe) and Lidia (Not Me). Ashana has trained with Lisa Robertson, Elizabeth Kemp and recently audited Larry Moss’s workshop in Melbourne.
Quintus grew up fascinated by the arts and dreamed of pursuing a career in acting. In 2015, Quintus started to make his dreams a reality and joined the Hub. He has performed in stage productions of Stories from Suburban Road, Fractured, Macbeth, The Brick and the Rose, Dancing with the Devil, Clinchfield and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also has been involved in film projects such as Theatre of the Damned, I Like You A Lot, Love Lilah, Gangstas vs Ninjas and A Touch of Perfection. Quintus hopes to continue working closely with the Hub into the future.
Lauren began acting at age 10 and continued to develop her passion through high school productions and short courses in film. In 2015, she played various roles in Tom Hungerford’s, Stories from Suburban Road as well as Lab performances roles such as Abby from Belleville and Lady Macbeth. In 2016, she played Ariel in Fractured, Second Witch in Macbeth and various roles in The Brick And The Rose . She also featured in the original short film Theatre of The Damned and starred in I Like You A Lot, Love Lilah. In 2017 Lauren played Katie in Dancing With The Devil, Sarah Bailey in Clinchfield and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Glenn has been a regular performer in Actors’ Hub productions over the past two years in both film and theatre. His credits include Charlie in How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, Reverend in In The Name Of The Rose, and roles in Dancing with the Devil, Clinchfield, and most recently appearing as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Glenn will be graduating as part of Gap 2 and is determined to hone his craft and brand in Gap 3.
Samuel had been interested in acting for a long time. After being accepted into the Gap 1 program, Samuel has found himself being constantly challenged by many aspects of the acting craft. Many opportunities during the year, in the Gap 1 production, The Visit, helping Gap 2 with filming and constant Labs, have shown Samuel what a professional environment feels like and the creative environment to operate in.
Steph has enjoyed storytelling since she was a child, and started acting when she was 12. She studied theatre throughout school both in England and Australia, and was accepted into the Actors’ Hub in 2017. Steph has since participated in numerous Labs, had her first experience playing multiple characters in The Visit, and played Rosemary Muldoon in Outside Mullingar.
Naturally energetic and with a quiet love for dance and drama in school, Justine wondered how she could further pursue her interest of acting. So she joined the Actors’ Hub to do the Gap 1 intensive program. She has performed in numerous Labs, concentrating on different skills such as improvisation, Shakespearean performance, chorus and partner work, physical theatre and singing. She also took part in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit.
At a young age, Sylvia fell in love with theatre and the art of story telling. She completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Cultural Studies at UWA. While studying, she joined the University Dramatic Society (UDS), performing in various productions. Throughout her training at the Actors’ Hub, she has developed a stronger passion for the craft and re-discovered the joy in performance. Her most notable performances have been ‘Mrs Ill’ in The Visit, Juliana from The Other Place and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. Sylvia hopes to continue with acting in Perth next year before venturing into the industry in other cities in Australia and overseas.
Tia has dreamed of being an actor since early childhood. Her passion and drive for storytelling has always been prevalent in her life. At John Curtin College of the Arts, she studied drama taking the role of Lady Macbeth in her final year. She then started the Gap 1 course, where she has performed multiple roles such as Emilia in Othello and Claire Zachanassian in The Visit.
“It’s okay to live a life that other people don’t understand”
David had been interested in acting since an early age. He attended workshops run by Barking Gecko and studied drama in high school. In the Gap 1 program, David has found himself being constantly challenged by many aspects of the acting craft. The Lab performances have kept David eager to show what he has learnt to an audience. Opportunities such as the Gap 1 production The Visit and crewing on Hub film sets has shown David how a professional environment operates and has made him excited for the future.
Chloe graduated from John Curtin College of the Arts in 2015. After working and travelling around Eastern Europe in 2016, she decided what was important was to follow her passion. In 2016, she was accepted in to the Gap 1 program. Since joining the Actors’ Hub, Chloe has been a frequent performer in the Labs, exploring the craft through monologues, improvisation, physical theatre and in scene. Chloe has loved discovering acting as a team sport, and seeing how far, big and bold she can make it whilst connecting to truth.
Talia began her exploration of art and play through dancing from the age of 10. Graduating from WAAPA as a singer/ songwriter, she has performed in various groups on a regular basis. Wanting to delve deeper into storytelling and the human condition, Talia started to pursue acting with the intensive training of The Actors’ Hub where she has played roles in Fifty Words by Michael Weller and The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, as well as regular Lab performances.
Art helps us colour meaning from our experiences and celebrate life in all its glory and brutality.”
Joshua graduated high school in 2015 and was accepted into WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts course straight out of high school and after a year of study left to join GAP 1 course at The Actors’ Hub. In his career, he has performed with St Stephens, Duncraig, the Anglican Diocese of Perth, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and The Actors’ Hub in shows such as High School Musical, The Passion of The Christ, Little Foot, Australian Horror Story,
Lonesome West and The Visit.
Be Great but Be Grateful” Another One
Born in New Zealand, Tyler was involved from a young age in singing and dancing as well as a little acting. Her passion has always been to be an actor. After high school, she joined The Actors’ Hub Gap program, developing craft and growth. Tyler has been cast in various roles, Kuhn The Painter and the Woman in The Visit. Also in Lab performance roles such as The Abbess from The Comedy of Errors. She also featured in the original short film Know Your Enemy. She looks forward to continuing her training as well as getting out into the industry.
Rachel has been acting ever since she was 8 and saw her first episode of Hannah Montana. Ever since then, Rachel has been involved in various short courses, productions and acting classes run by Magic Lantern, RGM, NIDA, WAAPA, Midnight Theatre, and Elizabeth Kemp. This year Rachel’s favourite role was playing Reporter in The Visit.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Richard has always had a passion for telling stories, both through writing and acting. However, acting had always had the strongest appeal. He participated in the Perth community theatre scene, appearing in several productions, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Charity and High Fidelity, The Musical. In 2017, Richard was accepted into the Gap 1 course, where he has been honing his craft. He has appeared in Lab performances, playing the role of Anthony in a scene from the play Outside Mullingar and The Mayor in The Visit. Richard is working to further his training as an actor and develop his brand.
Ricky has always been a very shy person with low self-esteem and no self-confidence – a major issue in facing an audience and performing. Doing the Gap 1 program has pushed him beyond his comfort zone and has given him confidence so he can now freely face an audience and perform with ease. At the Hub, he has learnt various acting techniques. Ricky wouldn’t have to think twice to say that it is definitely worth the time and money invested. His journey has just started and he is looking to improving his skills.
Bakri always had a love for acting. During his childhood years in Sudan, he was exposed to a lot of Charlie Chaplin’s work, which inspired him to start with improvisation games with his brothers in their bedroom. When Bakri moved to Australia, he studied drama in high school. He joined the Actors’ Hub in 2017 with one mission: to extend his knowledge on acting. He has had various performance moments at the Hub to discover his process to create character.
In school Gillian she took every opportunity to perform and learn about this art form. In July 2014, she did a 20-week course at The Australian Film and Television Academy. She was lucky enough to be cast in various short films. Although enrolled into university to study business, and taking one-on-one classes with her acting teacher, she came to realise that her training wasn’t enough to take her to where she wanted to go and took a bold risk to defer her degree and to enrol in the Gap 1 course. She is loving her training at the Hub and is looking forward to auditioning for Gap 2 to understand the craft more clearly.
Brittany has a drive for arts and music. Seeking to make a difference, she has made the decision to do so through the craft of storytelling. At the beginning of 2016, she got involved with The Actors’ Hub and started Gap 1 in 2017. She has performed in various Labs, in one of which she played Cathy from Proof. She also assisted behind the scenes on other year groups’ film projects; including Know Your Enemy and In The Name Of The Rose.
As a child, Jared’s time was spent living epic stories of fantastical heroes and battles in his backyard. Throughout high school, he was introduced to music, writing and acting and his life has never been the same since. Craving further training in acting to better tell his stories, Jared enrolled in the Gap 1 course where he was blown away by the immersion into the power of acting. The more he learns, the more he wants to learn and Jared hopes to continue his training for years to come so he can tell and do justice to not just his own, but everybody’s stories.
Patrick has always been attracted to performing, but never considered making acting his profession until having a breakthrough session with Amanda Crewes at the Actors’ Hub. Patrick joined the Gap 1 course in 2017. He has been impressed by the level of professionalism and the importance placed on play at The Actors’ Hub. Patrick plans to continue studying at the Hub in 2018